All aboard! Titanic is setting sail for one night only, and Don Stephenson, who played aspiring journalist Charles Clarke in the original Broadway production, is on tap to direct. Presented by Manhattan Concert Productions, the concert version of the 1997 Tony-winning musical by Maury Yeston and Peter Stone will play at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall on February 17, 2014. Casting will be announced shortly.
The concert will also include music direction by Kevin Stites, choreography by Liza Gennaro, projection design by Shawn Sagady, lighting design by Stephen Terry and set design by Narelle Sissons. As previously announced, Titanic will feature over 100 singers from all over the country, led by a Broadway ensemble and accompanied by the New York City Chamber Orchestra, with musical supervision by David Loud.
Based on the real-life disaster of 1912, Titanic tells the story of the doomed ocean liner and the travelers aboard the so-called unsinkable ship. Titanic premiered on Broadway on April 23, 1997. It won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Titanic’s score includes “Godspeed Titanic,” “The Largest Floating Object in the World” and “I Must Get On that Ship.”